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please vote! girls name.

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Babel1111 Wed 26-Feb-14 07:45:05

DD is Penny Amelia, looking for a sibling name. DF hates all of them but it's tough. His suggestions are Luna, Autumn and Talia but I don't think they go with Penny at all. Anyway here goes;
Penny and Susie
Penny and Sadie
Penny and Rose
Penny and Paige
Penny and Amber
Penny and April
Penny and Hazel

Mn would be Eloise, Elodie, Olivia, Annabelle or April or Amber if not used.

looki Wed 26-Feb-14 15:09:23

I like Talia from your partner's list and Sadie from yours.

That said, if you don't agree then look for a new list and I honestly don't believe sibling names have to 'go' - within reason of course.

Babel1111 Wed 26-Feb-14 13:41:31

Someone suggested ivy, that's nice, but breaks the 'ee' ending rule. I wish babies came with a tag on them that told you their names haha

wiltingfast Wed 26-Feb-14 13:34:43

Hah, you were a bit manic! Should have copped it wink

Nocomet Wed 26-Feb-14 13:31:41

The thing is real people affect the way you see names.

The only Penny I know is very arty so Penny and the slightly hippy Autumn is a perfect pairing.

Babel1111 Wed 26-Feb-14 13:31:21

Thanks emmy. It seems we are a rare breed though! Oooh I do like Maggie... can we cope with another name added to the mix?!

emmyloo2 Wed 26-Feb-14 13:27:32

Totally understand what you mean by names having to match. I had the same argument with my DH when we were naming our second child. My DS is George and so I wanted an old fashioned name to match. He suggested some more modern names for our DD and didn't understand why they didn't match. I always find it odd when names are a different style but for a lot of people it doesn't matter.

So his names don't match - I agree. From your list I love Susie and Sadie and Hazel. I considered all three for my DD. I probably like Hazel the most and it's fabulous with Penny. What about Audrey, Harriet, Catherine, Louisa, Maggie, Elsie, Elizabeth, Marion...??

fideline Wed 26-Feb-14 13:27:03

I knew it! Thanks for coming clean smile

Babel1111 Wed 26-Feb-14 13:26:27


fideline Wed 26-Feb-14 13:24:17

I'm trying to work out whether you are for real or not. Actually DH and I have a bet on it

I cannot believe that someone so twee is also so contemptuous of their boyfriend's opinion on something so important.

Unless you are Beverley from Abigail's Party. Which would explain everything.

CoffeeChocolateWine Wed 26-Feb-14 13:22:12

Fwiw, I think Penny and Talia 'go' beautifully together, but don't get too hung up on whether they match. I also like Amber and Hazel. Not keen on the others.

Babel1111 Wed 26-Feb-14 13:17:16

Oh my god fideline why do you care! He's not your partner. Maybe you haven't experienced the sheer frustration of an other half with totally different naming style to yourself and not as much interest in poring over names. In that case you're lucky. I thought my post made it clear that when it came down to it I'd feel too guilty making the decision myself... ie I wouldn't go through with it. I'm honestly not sure why you are here? You're not really posting anything helpful to my original question, and you're jumping at everything I say for a fight? Why? It's half term, go to the park, go get some food, visit friends. Don't waste your time on a thread that has no significance in your life. I'm hovering in the hope to get opinions and such on my name suggestions. What are you doing?

fideline Wed 26-Feb-14 12:56:03

"I think when it came down to it, I'd feel guilty naming a baby something DF didn't like."

I'm still wondering if this thread is a half-term wind-up but assuming it isn't Feel guilty? Why would you do it at all? Surely he should get an equal say?

Namethischildplease Wed 26-Feb-14 12:44:33

I have two children and am expecting a third. I rarely say their names together. Maybe, as you gave in your example, when introducing myself. Maybe when calling them together at a park or something. Generally, I am using one name or the other. Especially now one is at school.

And you seem to have missed my point about couples having matching names. Of course you can choose a child's name and not a partner's. My point is that the mere fact you can choose the name isn't the same as a reason why you must choose names that match. There is no more logic to requiring matching sibling names than thinking your name should go with that of a potential partner.

I don't have anything against people wanting a similar style of name. I can understand that, if your first child is Elizabeth it is unlikely you'll call your next daughter Bailey. But I just don't think that matching needs to be the primary consideration. And I'm with other posters who say that most of your list doesn't 'match' to my ears any more than your husband's. Sure, say, 'first daughter is Penny and I like names in that style', just like music or books we often like the same styles. I just don't think it's a reason to rule out a name you both like if you find one.

Of the list, I quite like Sadie and April. Otherwise maybe think of nicknames from other traditional names: Lizzie, Flora/Flossie, Katy, etc.

Babel1111 Wed 26-Feb-14 12:38:09

I think when it came down to it, I'd feel guilty naming a baby something DF didn't like. I'm hoping he comes round to names I like or vice versa! Breezy did the comments bother you at all?

Breezy1985 Wed 26-Feb-14 12:32:31

Out of all the names I'd pick Autumn.

My 2 DC names don't go, DS is top 10 very traditional, DD I've never met anyone else with the name and begins with the dreaded K. MW commented how different the names were once I named DS.

AmysTiara Wed 26-Feb-14 12:26:50

Autumn is lovely

fideline Wed 26-Feb-14 12:26:36

I thought it was 'tough' if the baby's father didn't like the names?

Note to self, stop feeding the bridgedweller

Babel1111 Wed 26-Feb-14 12:24:39

Thank you everyone for your suggestions, I don't want to show DF that luna is looking very popular and having to eat my words haha. I do love Sadie. And I think I'm liking April more and more, which is good as DF says it's 'alright'! I used to think of little old ladies when I thought of April but I think I've shook it off now!

Babel1111 Wed 26-Feb-14 12:19:56

I read wiltings contribution, which at least answered my post, and gave a name from my list, and I answered by asking any posters that don't think my name suggestions matched Penny, could they please give me some alternatives that did match. I couldn't really be bothered to mention that the whole naming process of a baby is always arbitrary. We pick names based on feelings and preferences, not strategically or logically, which is what exactly what being arbitrary is.

AGoodPirate Wed 26-Feb-14 12:18:57

I would cross off any names that end in an ee sound myself. Two together sound too cute cute. Penny and Sadie - saccharine.
(Ok. That's my crazy naming rule I made up in my head but I do believe it!)
I like Rose best with Penny. Second favourite is actually Luna. Sorry! I think Luna goes really well! Then Hazel probably.

Allalonenow Wed 26-Feb-14 12:07:27

If your baby is born in April, then I think that would be a lovely name for her.
I'm not keen on your husband's selection, especially Autumn for a spring or summer baby.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Wed 26-Feb-14 12:06:17

Penny and Elysia
Penny and Melissa
Penny and Sophia
Penny and Zoe

Of the names you mentioned I'd probably go for Talia or Thalia and Susie.

fideline Wed 26-Feb-14 12:05:52

Well if you are serious confused then I think you should re-read what wilting contributed

Babel1111 Wed 26-Feb-14 12:02:57

Exactly mimi, as DD is Penny not penelope I would never use Florence, but could use flora, for example. I would only use rose as a first name because of its popularity now as a middle name.

MimiSunshine Wed 26-Feb-14 11:57:33

I know what you mean about matching as such but more of a similar vein. The example of Richard and Zain seems odd to me too.

So if your DD is Penny and not Penelope, the former which some would say is a nickname name (IYSWIM) then i'd go for similar with DD2. That way its not like you gave one a "proper" name and not the other.

So off your list i'd say Susie (Annabelle) and off DH list i'd say Talia (Rose but it is the Louise / Jane of its day)

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